Archive for the ‘Singles’ Category

Laura Don’t Bolt

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Harriet KatzLaura’s call was the fifth call I received in the past two weeks. She was hysterical. Just a little while ago she was thrilled. She finally met Larry after being alone for 17 years. Her last serious relationship was shortly after college. She adores him. He loves her. He is recently divorced. The fly in the ointment: he has three teenagers. All of them are angry. Scared. Demanding.

Larry feels guilty much of the time. It wasn’t only his idea to break up the family. His wife was fed up with him as well. He still wants to be a good father. He is loaded with guilt. He is always buying the kids presents. Running around with them. But not spending enough “quality time.” Laura has been feeling like the fifth wheel. An unwilling competitor. She is beginning to doubt if they will ever have a reasonable life together. Wondering if being single is better than getting on board this ship.

Laura, getting Larry involves the whole complicated package. But if you love each other, it can be worked out. Not overnight. It will likely be a long challenging process. You will need to deal with anger you don’t deserve. With the kids competing for Larry’s love and attention until everyone finds a comfortable place. It will require a lot of patience. Understanding. Persistence. It can work. It can also bring you and Larry closer. And possibly ultimately a close relationship with one of more of the kids. Have you been through a similar situation? What happened? What did you learn from it? What, if anything, would you do differently now?

#44 - He-She Stuff

Monday, March 17th, 2008

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It’s advice time. Ken dipped into our email bag and found five great questions- all about the never-ending battle of the sexes! Music includes “The Leprechaun” by the Brobodingnagrian Bards.

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#33 - Best of 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Harriet Katz

Ring in 2008 with a look back at our favorite moments of Ask Dr. Harriet. Ken and I hope you get as much enjoyment from listening to the very best of 2007 as we had bringing them to you! We’re excited about what’s cooking for our second season. Happy New Year my friends! Thanks so much for your loyalty! ~ Harriet.

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#31 - Holiday Blues

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Harriet Katz

Been dumped by text message yet? Your lover tell you it’s over… by e-mail? A new study says many bozos are choosing the cowardly way out. Great! Like we need another reason for the holiday blues. Bad enough being single this time of year. Well cheer up (literally!). Here’s how to have the last laugh. Tips on surviving family get togethers too. Need more advice? You can always reach me by e-mail.

Music heard on this show includes “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King.

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#27 - The Unavailable

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Harriet Katz

Sharon’s in her 40s, beautiful, trim, outgoing, active, has a good career and says she is ready for love and committment. She wonders why she can’t find the right guy. Turns out, like so many people, Sharon has no chance of changing things until she becomes available. I’ve a homework assignment that’s perfect for procrastinators: it’s not due until next Turkey Day! Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

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#26 40-plus & Unmarried

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Harriet Katz

For the over-40 crowd it is fast-becoming the new normal. De-stigmatized by society, a growing number are committed cohabitants who show up as “single” when the census folks come ’round. But that’s only part of it.

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